There is slight evidence to linkage between celiac disease patients and schizophrenia patients. That might be because c... ... middle of paper ... ... child is Rh-negative. Rh incompatibility can lead to hemolytic disease, which can lead to schizophrenia. Rh incompatibility can also lead to birth complications, such as hypoxia, which also can lead to brain damage, which can obviously lead to schizophrenia. So, in conclusion, schizophrenia is a highly complex disease that is not understood completely by anyone, but the enzyme COMT is being studied, and is seen as having a large influence on the development of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia sometimes begins in childhood but it usually is more apparent in late adolescent, ages 15 – 25, and sometimes it is more visible in men than in women. Even though, no one cause has been stated for schizophrenia, we will discuss in this essay the five subtypes of sch... ... middle of paper ... ...ess and pain but on the other hand this could be very harmful especially because of the drugs they are on for schizophrenia. The last effect is the higher risk of suicide. Schizophrenics are more likely to commit suicide when they are in their episodes, in depression and especially in the first six months of starting their treatment. In conclusion, schizophrenia is an illness that makes it difficult for the individual to distinguish between reality and fantasy, behaving normally and thinking clearly.
Schizophrenia What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a serious and disruptive mental illness that occurs in all cultures and affects about 1 in 100 people world-wide. Although the term is sometimes used mistakenly to refer to split personality, schizophrenia is actually an impairment of a person's sense of reality that leads to irrational behaviour and disturbed emotional problems. People with Schizophrenia may hear voices, and this may contribute to their bizarre behaviour. In addition, they are usually unable to function at work or maintain relationships with other people.
Schizophrenia, like any other genetic illness, may run in the family bloodline and heighten the chances of getting it if both parents are associated with the brain disorder. Severe stress such as poverty or violence, and other similar external factors are possible causes of schizophrenia. Disorganized schizophrenia is another sub type that causes people to be unclear and unorganized with speech and behavior. The patient may repeat the same word or phrase over again. They may also make up words or phrases, change topic rapidly, or unnecessarily rhyme words.
Their speech and behavior can be so disorganized that they may be incomprehensible or frightening to others. Available treatments can relieve many symptoms, but most people with schizophrenia continue to suffer some symptoms throughout their lives; it has been estimated that no more than one in five individuals recovers completely. Schizophrenia is found not only in the US but the whole world. The first signs of schizophrenia often appear as confusing, or even shocking, changes in behavior. The sudden onset of severe psychotic symptoms is referred to as an “acute” phase of schizophrenia.
Mental Misconceptions “…if we do nothing, then maybe it will get better- maybe its just a phase.” This appears to be a very common misconception in families of people with schizophrenia. Although the reality is that, if left untreated, the schizophrenic stands a greater chance of suffering permanent brain damage. Like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia is a disease of the brain, in which the brain is physically damaged, and unfortunately symptoms of the disease usually appear quite late. MRI scans of a schizophrenic, show a degeneration in the volume of grey matter in the brain, and recently neuroscientists have detected grey matter loss of up to 25%. Grey matter is tissue of the nervous system, thus largely found in the brain, rich in nerve cells, which transmit messages or impulses all over the body.
In times past, Schizophrenia was referred to as "bread madness", which indicated a connection to gluten sensitivity. Even today, many people with Celiac disease have been wrongly diagnosed with Schizophrenia. The symptoms of this chronic brain disorder can be mimicked by: hypoglycemia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder and more. After a correct diagnosis, the doctor will prescribe an antipsychotic drug. This step of the journey toward wellness could be a giant one.
Schizophrenia It is a frightening disorder that strikes about one percent of the world population. It surfaces most frequently during puberty and has the potential to forever destroy the lives of the people who are unfortunate enough to be its victim. The disorder is schizophrenia and it manifests itself by disturbing normal psychiatric behavior. The symptoms of schizophrenia are characterized by both positive and negative symptoms. Positive symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, and other unusual or disorganized behavior.
Roughly one third to one half of adults with OCD reports a childhood onset of the disorder, suggesting the continuum of anxiety disorders across the life span. OCD may be a result of changes in your body's own natural chemistry or brain functions. OCD also may have a genetic component, but specific genes have yet to be identified. OCD may stem from behavior-related habits that you learned over time. Doctors do not know the exact cause of OCD, factors that may play a role include head injury, infections, and abnormal function in certain areas of the brain and family genes seems to play a strong role.
This can terrify people with the illness and make them withdrawn or extremely agitated.” (National Institute of Mental Health) Schizophrenia has been around throughout history, back in the day people believed that those suffering from the illness were possessed by demons and they were feared. It has been found that it is easier for people to deal with the idea of cancer than to deal with the idea of a loved one displaying odd behavior, hallucinations, and strange ideas like those of a patient with schizophrenia. Most mental disorders are not well understood by many, and the causes of schizophrenia are also poorly understood. Schizophrenia is an illness that often requires lifetime treatment, but there is hope of finding a better treatment for this illness that many fear. Schizophrenia is characterized by a broad range of unusual behaviors that cause disruption in the lives of the people living with it, as well as the people that surround them.